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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 65 points (-0.4%) at 17,004 as of Monday, July 7, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 894 issues advancing vs. 2,148 declining with 116 unchanged.

The Metals & Mining industry currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. A company within the industry that increased today was

Southern Copper

(

SCCO

), up 1.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the industry include

ArcelorMittal

(

MT

), down 1.8%, and

Nucor

(

NUE

), down 1.3%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the industry higher today:

3.

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional

(

SID

) is one of the companies pushing the Metals & Mining industry higher today. As of noon trading, Companhia Siderurgica Nacional is up $0.12 (2.8%) to $4.58 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.8 million shares of Companhia Siderurgica Nacional exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.48-$4.63 after having opened the day at $4.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.45.

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional operates as an integrated steel producer primarily in Brazil. It operates through five segments: Steel, Mining, Cement, Logistics, and Energy. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 28.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Companhia Siderurgica Nacional a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full

Companhia Siderurgica Nacional Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Gerdau

(

GGB

) is up $0.10 (1.6%) to $6.19 on light volume. Thus far, 1.8 million shares of Gerdau exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $6.10-$6.20 after having opened the day at $6.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $6.09.

Gerdau S.A. produces and commercializes steel products worldwide. Gerdau has a market cap of $10.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 22.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Gerdau a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Gerdau

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full

Gerdau Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Tenaris

(

TS

) is up $0.27 (0.6%) to $48.04 on light volume. Thus far, 360,693 shares of Tenaris exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.78-$48.08 after having opened the day at $47.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.77.

Tenaris S.A., through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the steel pipe manufacturing and distribution activities. Tenaris has a market cap of $28.2 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are up 9.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Tenaris a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Tenaris

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Tenaris Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the metals & mining industry could consider

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF

(

XME

) while those bearish on the metals & mining industry could consider

PowerShares DB Base Metals Sht ETN

(

BOS

).

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